[Msa-discuss] It beats "Copacabana".

Andrew Epstein aepstein at fsu.edu
Wed Dec 11 10:46:16 EST 2019


It sounds like you may be thinking of Marianne Moore's "Poetry":

"I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle."

https://poets.org/poem/poetry

Hope that helps!

Take care,
Andrew


Andrew Epstein
Professor
English Department
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL  32306-1580

http://english.fsu.edu/faculty/andrew-epstein

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This has been running through my head and driving me nuts for 2 days: What modernist poem (I think) goes something like [sic] 'But there are [some brief noun/attestation regarding the urgency of beauty and /or aesthetic import]' (and here's the quote):  "beyond all this [2-syllable noun]"? I'm even asking Twitter. I need help. Apologies if I've massacred the question. Happy to re-state. It's on me given the national news. (I have an ironic/sinking feeling that it could be Uncle Ezra.) JB

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